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  One-to-one Guidance

You can receive one-to-one guidance from an Academic Skills Adviser on any aspect of academic skills from how to structure essays and dissertations to referencing, using citations, and preparing for exams.

The academic skills advisers can offer academic skills related advice and guidance on an individual basis at either drop-in sessions or bookable appointments. This service is available from week 3 at all campuses. You will find the Academic Skills Advisers’ Terms and Conditions. Please ensure you read this before your  meeting to ensure you know in advance what we can and cannot do.

To get the most from an academic skills meeting please bring the following with you

  • an example of your writing with your assignment guidelines
  • any feedback you have received from your module leader or lecturer

One-to-one bookable appointments

For trimester 3 (14/05/18 - 23/08/18) there will be bookable appointments available at Sighthill, Mondays 2-5pm and at Merchiston, Wednesdays 10am - 1pm. Please go to myFuture​ to book and for details of rooms.

There will be one drop-in session a week at Sighthill on Thursdays 11.30-1.30pm in 1B36.

One-to-one 30 minute appointment are available to book on myFuture. Please read the Academic Skills Adviser Terms and Conditions first to see what we can and cannot cover during these sessions. Please note you will not be able to book an appointment more than 30 days in advance.

If you have any queries or difficulty booking then please contact

To ensure equitable access to academic skills appointments you may only book up to a maximum of two appointments.  If you need some additional time to discuss your academic writing development requirements then please email

​​​​​Appointments can be cancelled or rescheduled in ‘View your appointment details’ on myFuture.

You may cancel up to 2 hours in advance, but please try to do so as soon as you can in order to make appointments you no longer need available to other students.​​​​

Drop-in Sessions

Drop-in sessions take place weekly throughout the trimester:

​Day Time ​Room
​Tuesday ​2pm - 4pm ​Back of the library at Craiglockhart
Thursday​ ​11.30am - 1.30pm ​1.B.36, Sighthill

There is no need to book for these meetings- just come along within the time slot.​


​Contact us​

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